Cryptocurrency 

CME Sees Second-Best Month for Bitcoin Futures Trading

January was the second-best month for CME’s Bitcoin futures trading since its 2017 launch, averaging 10,800 contracts, 69% greater than the average daily volume in 2019. Last month also saw new options on Bitcoin futures picking up pace. Since launch, 466 options contracts, or 2,300 equivalent Bitcoin, have traded—nearly 40% as blocks, showing signs of institutional interest, CME said. It also registered a record monthly average of 56 large open interest holders (entities that hold 25+ contracts). The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) launched its Bitcoin futures options last month, with…

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Blockchain 

LINE to Introduce LINK Token Trading in April in Japan

Over the past few years, many companies have launched their own tokens, and one of the latest to hit the crypto markets is the LINK token. It is the proprietary crypto token that belongs to the Japanese messaging behemoth LINE’s crypto services subsidiary LVC Corporation. LINK’s appearance is a testament to the sort of resurgence that has happened in altcoins in recent times. Major Boost LVC Corporation announced that trading in the token is going to begin in Japan this April. This could well prove to be another major opportunity…

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Blockchain 

Bitcoin Futures CME Trading Generates $100 Billion in Volume Since 2017

One of the products that have become particularly important to the continued growth of the crypto industry is Bitcoin futures. The derivative product has become one of the most heavily traded crypto-based securities. Key Drivers The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) revealed its actual figures with regard to this particular product yesterday. The futures contracts have been traded on the exchange since 2017, and one of the top executives revealed that the total volume of the trades has been pegged at $100 billion. Tim McCourt, who is the Global Head of…

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Bitcoin 

Bakkt Bitcoin Options Trading Volume for Last Week was Just Zero

Bakkt, the highly touted cryptocurrency exchange founded by the Intercontinental Exchange, saw zero Bitcoin options traded last week as it continues its hugely underwhelming start to life. The Bitcoin futures exchange, governed by the company behind the New York Stock Exchange, was billed as a gateway for institutional investors to get in on the world of crypto trading given its close associations with established financial institutions. However, the pre-launch excitement failed to translate into activity as Bakkt traded just 623 futures contracts in the first week of launch in late…

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Blockchain 

Zipmex Exchange Gets Crypto Trading License from Thai Regulators

The popularity of crypto trading has had a meteoric rise over the course of the past few years, and much of the reason behind the rise is due to the establishment of high-class crypto exchanges. In a new development that will come as a further boost to crypto enthusiasts, Zipmex has been granted the highly sought-after digital assets exchange license by the securities regulator of Thailand. Major Details Over the years, Zipmex has emerged as one of the most popular exchanges in the Asia-Pacific region. The new development paves the…

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Ethereum 

Telegram Hit By New SEC Evidence Showing Token Trading After ICO

The SEC has produced new evidence in its case against Telegram, which shows that the company was engaged in trading Gram tokens several months after its initial coin offering (ICO). Messaging app Telegram has been embroiled in a lawsuit with the US Securities and Exchanges Commission, which alleges that US$1.7 billion raised from the sale of Gram tokens between January and March 2018 should have been registered with the authority because the tokens constitute a security. Telegram has consistently refuted these claims and published a statement last week to address…

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Bitcoin 

Bakkt Futures Trading Volumes Continue to Grow—But There’s a Catch

Bakkt futures trading volume hit a record high of 4,269 BTC in a single day; however, very little Bitcoin has actually been physically settled on the exchange. The launch of the futures trading exchange from the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, was one of the most highly anticipated events on the 2019 crypto calendar. However, Bakkt got off to a sluggish start and traded only 623 futures contracts in the first week of launch in late September. Volume has started to pick up…

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Ethereum 

Binance Launches Tezos (XTZ) Margin Trading

The crypto market might be going through a massive slump at this point in time, but that has not stopped the biggest crypto exchanges from introducing new products. In a new development that will come as a further boost to crypto traders, Binance Binance has decided to launch margin trading in Tezos (XTZ) on its platform. Important News for Tezos Considering the fact that Binance is the biggest crypto exchange in the world in terms of trading volumes, this is good news for the crypto community and also for Tezos.…

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Blockchain 

Bakkt Futures Monthly Trading Volume Starts to Pick Up Pace

Bakkt, the crypto exchange platform from the Intercontinental Exchange, has seen its futures trading volume soar to 1,061 contracts, indicating that institutional investors are finally getting on board with the platform. Since its launch on September 27, Bakkt has endured a sluggish start to life despite being one of the most highly anticipated exchange in the world of crypto this year. With just 623 futures contracts being traded in the first week, for a total value of just over $5 million USD, it appeared as though the platform was a massive…

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Blockchain 

Binance US to Include NEO and ATOM for Trading

One of the biggest reasons behind the remarkable growth of the cryptocurrency space is due to the establishment of big-ticket exchanges, and in that regard, Binance US could end up becoming one of the most influential. It is the world’s biggest crypto exchange by trading volume, and its entry into the United States is a major event. Key Details It emerged that the American arm of Binance is going to add support for both Cosmos (ATOM) and Neo (NEO). The company made the announcement on October 30 and went on…

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